A fortnight that has seen weather from frost to 32 degrees, a trip to Manchester and a lot of running.
Here’s our two weeks in pictures…
Day 119 – Sunday 29th April – that’s my running done for April! I’ve covered 89 miles this month in preparation for the Tewkesbury half marathon, taking me up to a total of 272 miles for the year so far. And sadly I’ve concluded that my worn-out trainers aren’t going to last the two weeks and 40 more miles they need to survive until after the half marathon.
Day 120 – Monday 30th April – I went out for a meal with my main client in the evening. It’s nice to know I’ve got a team, even a remote one, and that my work is appreciated. The food was delicious too!
Day 121 – Tuesday 1st May – yes, that is frost on the grass on the 1st May. Luckily it melted quickly and it turned into by far the warmest, sunniest day we’ve had for over a week.
Day 122 – Wednesday 2nd May – I went out for a 12 mile half marathon training run in horrendous rain. I was absolutely soaked to the skin – my toes even went wrinkly like I’d been sat in the bath for too long. This photo doesn’t do justice to how muddy my legs were.
Day 123 – Thursday 3rd May – I said last week that my trainers were on their last legs. I realised the other day that they might not survive the half marathon, so I had to get some new ones. These bad boys are not that comfortable yet and I hate the colour, but needs must!
Day 124 – Friday 4th May – not the most exciting photo ever, but we’ve got new radiators! We’ve got one in our bedroom and two in the hall. The upstairs still has the old, ugly radiators. As well as looking much better, the new ones should hopefully do a much better job.
Day 125 – Saturday 5th May – I got up early and ran seven miles before parkrun in my new trainers. I changed into my old trainers and ran parkrun, plus another two miles. Then we headed up to Cheshire ready for me to go to BlogOn tomorrow and stayed over with the inlaws. I also sneaked out for a quick meet-up with my blogging friend, Tracey, from Williams World.
Day 126 – Sunday 6th May – a busy day at BlogOn X conference at Hotel Football in Manchester. I’ll be honest, the main reason I went was to catch up with friends I hadn’t seen for far too long – here I am with Tas (Not My Year Off), Erica (92three30), Nikki (Stressy Mummy) and Joy (Pink Oddy).
Day 127 – Monday 7th May – a very hot and sunny bank holiday. Spent a lot of time cutting the grass and weeding. No wonder I was drenched in sweat, it was 32 degrees in our garden! My son was supposed to have an athletics competition and I completely forgot about it. I’ve literally never forgotten something like that before.
Day 128 – Tuesday 8th May – my son had the field events of his school sports day. He got a PB of 5 metres 40 for his long jump, coming second to a boy in the year above. These arrived too late for his long jump, but they’re ready for his 200 metres and relay races tomorrow.
Day 130 – Thursday 10th May – I went into my client’s office to work and spent over four hours proofreading, it’s a good job I enjoy it! This was the sunset when I went to pick my son up from his athletics club in the evening.
Day 131 – Friday 11th May – a proud day for me. We went to watch my daughter do the beautiful dance she’d choreographed herself at her ballet school’s choreography concert. In the meantime, my son was competing in long jump at the district competition against other schools. He came second, beaten by a Year 11 and has qualified to represent the district at the county competition. I took this photo in the morning as I walked the scenic way home from the supermarket.
Day 132 – Saturday 12th May – as it’s the half marathon tomorrow, I decided to volunteer at parkrun today. I was so busy scanning barcodes that I completely forgot to get a picture of myself. So this is the cap I wore in tribute to a parkrunner who died way too soon. And my husband and daughter both got a PB!
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